November 18, 2019 at 7:23 pm #114731
Does anyone like the Astros?
If the Astros front office had not been so cavalier about firing professional scouts, many of whom were treated with disdain, they wouldn't have many of them so willing to provide details of what they perceived as an organization arrogance, at all costs
— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) November 18, 2019November 18, 2019 at 7:59 pm #114734GameCardParticipantPaid - Monthly
I would think the Astros have pissed off a lot of people off across MLB.November 18, 2019 at 9:26 pm #114736
"Video monitors" were part of MLB's strengthened policy this season to prohibit electronic sign stealing. Those who worked inside Minute Maid Park were instructed specifically to listen for banging sounds in the Astros dugout – https://t.co/rGHk1BRNv2
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) November 19, 2019November 19, 2019 at 7:36 am #114741November 19, 2019 at 9:35 am #114755gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
Lunhow is now the number one villain in MLB and I would say well deserved.November 20, 2019 at 7:08 am #115124
Manfred was quoted yesterday as saying that he believes the sign stealing is a one-team issue. Many reasonable people without bias do not believe that.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 20, 2019November 20, 2019 at 1:08 pm #115140November 21, 2019 at 2:56 pm #1152661982 willieParticipantFree
if they cheated, they should be banned from post season for two years at minimum and all people associated with it should be fired or heavily suspended. just look at what baseball has done to the steroid guys. the teams shouldn’t be any different.November 21, 2019 at 3:02 pm #115269
Manfred was quoted today as saying that they will be looking into 2018 and 2019 along with 2017.November 21, 2019 at 5:04 pm #115284CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
I am not sure how you investigate other teams without even an accusation let alone any proof.November 27, 2019 at 2:44 pm #115722
Latest accusations are that the Astros used flashing lights in the outfield during the 2019 ALCS.November 28, 2019 at 3:23 pm #115761PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
The only thing better than Luhnow & Co. finding themselves embroiled in this royal mess would have been Theo & Co. feeling this sort of embarrassment and pain. Could you imagine thd joy of seeing the cubbies lose their ’16 title and having it awarded to the great city of Cleveland? I would definitely make the trek east to enjoy that joyous World Series parade along the banks of the great Cuyahoga River. And it being over 3 years after the fact would do little to quell the enthusiasm of the event. If these Astros are found guilty of perpetrating these heinous infractions during the ’17 Fall Classic, then the Commissioner’s Trophy from that year should be relocated to LA. I generally do not relish seeing others in deep hot water up to their chins, but following this Sign SwipeGate fiasco is going to be just what the doctor ordered as far as getting me through the long winter without baseball. Also, what is going to be real interesting to see next year, is just how much offensive production will Houston players lose, without having their little friends tipping them off as to what kind of pitch is heading their way? Lost in all of this is how much the Houston Astro diehard fans are suffering right now. We Cardinal fans know all too well the utter misery and torment it is to suffer a World Series defeat. But sprinkle in this scandal along with it and Houston fans have to be on the verge of whacking the closest trash can around …..or even worse.November 29, 2019 at 12:26 pm #115778gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
If all of these accusations turn out to be true I suspect the ramifications are going to be massive. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Mr. Lunhow and Mr. Hinch at home suspended on opening day.
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